LibriVox recording of The Secret of Everyday Things by Jean-Henri Fabre. (Translated by Florence Bicknell.)
Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel.
The clearness, simpicity, and charm of the great French naturalist's style are nowhere better illustrated than in this work, which in its variety of subject-matter and apt use of entertaining anecdote rivals "The Story-Book of Science," already a favorite with his readers. Such instances of antiquated usage or superseded methods as occur in these chapters of popular science easily win our indulgence because of the literary charm and warm human quality investing all that the author has to say. -- Translator (Introductory Note).
For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording.
For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org.
April 13, 2016 Subject:
This is SO NEAT
So far I haven't heard any mistakes or anything, but I haven't finished it all yet. Reason: Although I myself am a woman, I prefer a male reader, especially if the author is male. It rubs me the wrong way somehow. I wish Librivox got more male reader volunteers (hint hint!) it would be a perfect world if the accent, timbre that matches with what the listener/readers imagine the author to sound like were implemented, but Audiobooks has the deal on it and charges money for them, accordingly.
If you have some free time, and your voice could be used to read off some books, do us all a favor and get cracking with Librivox.